I sat back and went 'Woah... that's BRILLIANT!'
So I wrapped up the rough draft, adding the quotes in, and when I started working on my second draft, I kept that in mind and started adding more Mama-Rider quotes.
I always knew WHY Jo thought the way she did, but I thought it would be a nice way to give the readers a peek into her history and the way her devious little mind works.
That way you, as the reader, would know WHY as well.
Hence the title "Mother Knows Best" was born.
I don't get why my son didn't appreciate me dedicating THIS book to him... ;)